about the artist

Archive for February 24th, 2010

Discharging Dye

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Today, I decided to add some marks to some of my hand-dyed fabric by removing some color with thiox discharge paste. I am posting before and afters before I threw them in the washing machine. My washer is not spinning tonight so you will have to wait to see the final product tomorrow. I am going to over dye some of these.

It is always exciting to see what color will emerge from the black hand-dyed fabrics. I used bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, a sponge and some large stamps with random dots and lines to make the marks. And I was dressed for safety:

By the way, I chose the lime green accented postcard. I thought that would be an easy guess for everyone!!